CreagerCole Communications certified LGBTBE, finds the spotlight for its clients

By Brenda Matamoros Photo by Amy Mayes Photography Rainie Cole and Cindi Creager of CreagerCole Communications at the iconic Stonewall Inn on June 26, 2015 celebrating Marriage Equality. Photo credit: Amy Mayes Photography Becoming a successful media spokesman or spokeswoman requires practice and precision. Cindi Creager and Rainie Cole, the married duo that
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The Focus Group – Radio Program Attracts 500k Listeners

Radio Program Attracts 500k Listeners   The Focus Group's Co-Host John Nash Tim Bennett and John Nash were childhood friends, navigating microscopes, frog dissection and lab tests together while sophomores in high school biology class. Little did they know that, some 30 years later, they would be the co-hosts of the first-ever original
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Data management firm Proximo takes an in-depth approach

By Genny Hom-Franzen David Ricciardi is the president and founder of Proximo Consulting Services Inc., a certified LGBT business enterprise based in New Jersey. The company provides data warehousing, data integration, business intelligence, data analytics and data strategy. Its core mission is to help clients turn the massive amounts of data available today into information
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The future of America’s LGBT economy

By Bob Witeck Bob Witeck As the famous economist Cyndi Lauper once said, “Money changes everything.” Over two decades ago, I began consulting with business leaders and corporations about the potential for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market. I felt a real need to help decode the everyday realities of gay America
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By |January 30th, 2015|Business Equality, Feature Stories, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Toyota Financial Services hosts influencers’ dinner

Toyota Financial Services hosted an intimate salon dinner for influencers in the LGBT community at Washington D.C.’s Art & Soul Restaurant in advance of the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. With a longstanding commitment to the LGBT community, Toyota Financial Services held the event as an opportunity to further develop its relationship with the community
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Diversity flies with United Airlines

The rich diversity of ideas, perspectives and experiences that make up United Airline Inc.’s global workforce help the company deliver superior products and great service to its customers. From the airline’s supplier relationships to its employee resource groups, a commitment to diversity is core to United’s business. United strives to ensure that every employee feels
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Paragon Science puts patented technology to work for range of clients

Dr. Steve Kramer is the kind of person who dreams about physics and math, then wakes up and turns those dreams into a viable business plan. “Late in 2005, I was doing consultant work in the software space, and one night I started dreaming about mathematical Bessel functions,” he said. “I was having physics- and
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IN GOOD COMPANY – Time Warner’s Clint Grimes urges LGBT suppliers to pursue certification

By Suzanne Squyres Clint W. Grimes Procurement veteran Clint Grimes joined Time Warner Inc. in 2004, a pivotal point in the development of the company’s supplier diversity initiative. “At that time, Time Warner was building out its enterprise sourcing organization in an effort to standardize the approach to supplier selection across the organization,” said Grimes, the company’s executive director of procurement services and supplier diversity. “The specifics of the TW role were right up my alley.”
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NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT – Forty to None Project and True Colors Fund aim to end LGBT youth homelessness

By Jama Shelton, LMSW, Ph.D., Forty To None project director @PagingDrJama   Jama Shelton In America, it is estimated that up to 1.6 million youth are homeless each year, and up to 40 percent of them identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Yet, only up to 7 percent of the general youth population does the same. The Forty to None Project is working both proactively and reactively to address the issue and, ultimately, reduce the disproportionate percentage from 40 percent to none. It is asking the business sector to join the effort.
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ENTREPRENEURS EXTRAORDINAIRE – Thankful for help from community and SBA, Savannah entrepreneurs return the favor

By Suzanne Squyres TailsSpin’s Jeff Manley and Jusak Yang Bernhard with Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of SBA.jpg Against many odds, Jusak Bernhard and Jeff Manley have a successful business. Leaving behind award-winning careers in the entertainment industry and their home in Los Angeles, they moved to Savannah, Ga., where they opened TailsSpin Pet Food & Accessories. On the first day of business, the store tallied a single sale of 89 cents. Now in its seventh year, it employs 26 people and has three locations, one of which sparked the renaissance of a once-derelict strip shopping center.
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